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Smithsonian Natural History Museum closes briefly

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 14, 2014 at 9:22 am •  Published: August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian's Natural History Museum closed Thursday morning for emergency technology repairs.

The museum said in its Twitter feed that a malfunction of its information-technology network necessitated the repairs.

The museum says that none of its collections have been damaged.

A spokesperson says the museum hopes to reopen by noon.

Smithsonian museums are typically open every day of the year except for Christmas.